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February 6, 2008

Quote Of The Day: Hypocrite Edition

by Doug Mataconis

“We are very frustrated because we have a Supreme Court that seems determined to say that the wealthier have more right to free speech than the rest of us. For example, they say you couldn’t stop me from spending all the money I’ve saved over the last five years on Hillary’s campaign if I wanted to, even though it would clearly violate the spirit of campaign finance reform,” – Bill Clinton, December 24, 2007.

In case you’re unaware, today it was revealed that Bill & Hill loaned Hillary’s campaign $ 5 million in January and are considering giving more.

H/T: Sully

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3 Comments

  1. What’s that? Bill Clinton’s a liar and a hypocrite? Well color me shocked!

    Comment by UCrawford — February 6, 2008 @ 2:53 pm
  2. Wait, is he frustrated that he CAN loan money to her campaign or that he is forced to loan money rather than just give it?

    Comment by trumpetbob15 — February 6, 2008 @ 4:30 pm
  3. The context of the original quote makes it even more hypocritical. It was a veiled reference to a potentially self-financed Bloomberg campaign, which was the big buzz at the time. Prior to that remark, the Clintons had never stated an objection to self-financed campaigns, especially not when John Kerry did the same thing. All of a sudden there was the spectre of a strong Bloomberg third party run as a threat against Hillary, and suddenly the Clintons were against it. Now, a Bloomberg run seems much less of a threat and – more importantly – Obama poses an immediate threat to them in a way they thought was not possible in late December. So, they reversed positions once again.

    My post on it from when he originally made the comment is here:
    http://publiusendures.blogspot.com/2007/12/real-reason-behind-campaign-finance.html

    Comment by Mark — February 7, 2008 @ 1:47 pm

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